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Wednesday Morning Activities Begin in Richland (Photo) - 06/14/19

Richland’s Parks and Recreation has a series of Wednesday morning activities planned through the summer and it all begins this week, June 19. Workout Wednesday in John Dam Plaza begins at 9:00 a.m., with three different activities and times to choose from. Pop-up Play Day is centered around a different park each week. Learning opportunities and activities taught by park rangers begin at 10:00 a.m., and end at 11:30 a.m.

Workout Wednesday in John Dam Plaza

Fresh air and movement will greet you each Wednesday morning, June 19 – July 31 in John Dam Plaza, 815 George Washington Way, at the HAPO Community Stage. Grab a yoga mat and a water bottle and join others for one, two or three different activities. From Yoga, to Zumba to Drumming, there is something for every age and ability. The activities are drop in, so no registration is required, but you must sign a liability waiver, and it’s free! Teens 16 or under need a parent’s signature in order to participate. There is no childcare available. 

Workout Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.      Yoga with Patti
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Zumba Aerobics with Dance Moves with Tai Fei
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Drumming Exercises with Dance Moves and drumsticks with Jo.

Pop-up Play Days in Richland Parks

The City of Richland Parks and Recreation and the Manhattan Project National Park are hosting a summer series of free Pop-up Play Days in nine Richland parks for kids ages 5 to 13 years old, and their parent or guardian.

Pop-up Play Days will occur almost every Wednesday, beginning June 19, and ending August 21. The one exception when there is not an event planned is Wednesday, July 3. Each play day begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. An adult must accompany all children.

Kids who attend five or more play days will receive a unique Junior Ranger Patch or Pin.

  • June 19             Lynnwood Park
  • June 26             Wye Park
  • July 10              Leslie Groves Park
  • July 17              Rodney Block Park
  • July 24              Frankfort Park
  • July 31              Oak Park
  • August 7           Goethals Park
  • August 14         Jefferson Park
  • August 21         USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park

For more information, visit www.ci.richland.wa.us/parksfun or visit  www.facebook.com/richlandparksandrecreation.     

 

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Skateboarding and Scooter Event to Include Bicycle Motorcross (Photo) - 06/11/19

The Second Annual Skateboarding and Scooter competition is expanding this year to include bicycle motorcross (BMX). Grind19 is Saturday, June 15, at Jeanette Taylor Skate Park in Richland. Participants can register beginning Saturday morning, 10:00 a.m. at the skate park, 1185 Carondelet Drive.

The competition, which begins at 12:00 noon, includes food vendors, exhibit booths, and music provided by DJ RuffCut.

All participants must sign a waiver, and those under the ages of 16 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the registration and waiver.

Don’t miss the excitement! For more information, call 942-7462 or search for Grind19 Richland on Facebook. There is no fee to participate.

 

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City Of Richland Celebrates Grand Opening of New City Hall on Monday - 06/07/19

The City of Richland will celebrate the grand opening of the new City Hall on Monday, June 10, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will include opening remarks, a flag raising ceremony, a ribbon cutting, and facility tours.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. The event will take place on the north side courtyard facing Swift Blvd.

“We are thrilled to see years of planning for the Swift Corridor and the new City Hall come to fruition,” states City Manager, Cindy Reents. “We look forward to celebrating with our citizens and community partners”.  

After the ceremony, guests will be invited into City Hall for refreshments and tours. Employees will be available on each floor to assist the public and answer questions.

The new, three-story building (with basement) is located at 625 Swift Blvd. on the corner of Swift Boulevard and Jadwin Avenue. The structure combines three aging facilities and many of Richland’s service divisions under one roof. This includes the City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, Administrative Services (including Human Resources, Finance and Customer Service), Public Works, Development Services (including Planning, Permitting, Housing and Economic Development), Richland Energy Services Energy Efficiency Program and Communications & Marketing.   

For more information on the City of Richland, visit www.ci.richland.wa.us.

Richland Launches Heart Safe Community Initiative - 06/04/19

The City of Richland Fire & Emergency Services Department is launching Heart Safe Richland, an initiative to teach Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Richland citizens.

Their goal is to educate at least 10% of the population and reduce the number of cardiac arrest related deaths within the City and the greater Tri-Cities area. Richland firefighters are offering 30-minute training opportunities to schools, businesses, organizations and Home Owners Associations. There will also be public trainings for individuals, families and small groups in the coming months.   

Hands-only CPR participants learn where to place their hands, how hard they must push, and the best consistent rhythm when compressing the chest. Practical use of Hands-Only CPR and the use of an AED reduces public fear and places importance on the willingness of bystanders to act in a cardiac arrest emergency. Oftentimes, when emergencies arise, the trained individual will most likely be attempting to save the life of a loved one, or acquaintance.  

The City of Richland is kicking off the initiative to coincide with this week’s National CPR and AED Awareness Week. 

Activities occurring this week / media opportunities

On Tuesday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m., Heart Safe Richland program coordinators (firefighters) will present the new initiative during tonight’s City Council meeting and a proclamation will be read.

On Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Remaining Chief Joseph Middle School staff will be trained by Richland firefighters.

On Wednesday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m., Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland will receive recognition from for being Richland’s first Heart Safe School in Richland.

Thursday, June 6, at 8:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m., all employees in the new Richland City Hall will be trained in Hands-Only CPR and AED use.   

For more information, including frequently asked questions and an instructional video, visit www.heartsaferichland.com or call the station 942-7703.   

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New Richland City Hall Opens on Tuesday, May 28 (Photo) - 05/23/19

The historic Richland City Hall will permanently close its doors to the public at 5:00 p.m., on Friday, May 24. The City will reopen for business on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the new location at 625 Swift Boulevard.  

The old Richland City Hall opened in 1958 and included the original Richland City jail.

For the past several weeks, staff from three separate, aging facilities have been transitioning into the new location  which stands on the corner of Swift Blvd. and Jadwin Ave., just north of the federal building.

When the doors open on Tuesday, after the Memorial Day holiday, customers will find many of Richland’s service divisions under one roof. This includes the City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, Administrative Services (including Human Resources, Finance and Customer Service), Public Works, Development Services (including planning, permitting, housing and economic development), Richland Energy Services Energy Efficiency Program and Communications & Marketing.   

We appreciate the patience of our citizens as we navigate this significant effort. A Grand Opening event is scheduled for June 10th from 4-6 pm.

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City of Richland Internet Connection Down Due to Damaged Fiber - 05/21/19

The City of Richland will not have internet service for up to 12 hours due to a damaged fiber connection. This occurred when fiber was inadvertently cut during construction on a private development project in Richland's Central Business District. 

Crews are working to replace the vault and fiber that was damaged as soon as possible. 

During the outage, the City will be unable to process credit or debit card transactions. Cash or check payments can be processed, or alternate payment arrangements can be made by calling Customer Service at 942-1104. We apologize for the inconvenience.